(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)
HQ BAOR, in 1961
Written by Kenneth MacLEANForming the first of many Rock Bands and playing in the NAAFI Club HQ BAOR, then in the RAF Club, all Army guys at first, then mainly RAF guys (The D'Oaces). All between 1961 and 1965.
HQ BAOR, in 1958
Written by margaret jacksonVisiting Aldershot for netball and games.....
HQ BAOR in 1970
Written by Katrina Dewar nee MowinskiI remember being moved from 15 ABOD Antwerp and cutting the cake (as I was the youngest WRAC), with the CO, when we were leaving to move to HQ BAOR. Remember lots of lovely people from Guilford,Aldershot, Bicester then Belgium and Viersen in Germany. Enjoyed working in the civilian section of the shed as a technical clerk.(the only WRAC). It was an experience meeting all the different nationalities,American, Dutch, German,even two French guys in their contingent. Did like the NAAFI shop on the base. Remember everybody being demobbed before me and it never seemed quite the same afterwards. Tried to contact Jenny Cowie who came from Dufftown in Scotland. Not so small couldn’t find her. Should have tried 30 years ago. If anybody is in touch with Pauline Coulson or Jenny or remembers me ..I would appreciate any info.
HQ BAOR, HQRA 11 Armoured Div Herford in 1955
Written by Don KnightMarch 1955 posted to CB Staff Troop HQRA 11 Armoured Div. Herford. Met up with Doug Buller, Mo Berry, Harry Houghton? Dennis Briggs, Jock Barr, Jock Sweeney Tony ? he took photo’s, Bombardier Jim ? we swam in the watertank at the rear of the block, Guy named Nash? badly burned his legs sun bathing. Had a cook called Lindsey? he damaged his meat and two veg with a local frauline. BSM Hobbs, Sargeant Sullivan, 2 Lt M. Nash. CO Capt. Roachrook. Easiest guard mounts I ever did. camp still on Google Earth. QMS was a drunken pratt used to fire his pistol from his vehicle when we went on manouvers. The camp on the other side of the main road housed the RMPs. If my memory serves me a number of them were killed on a Javelin Exercise when their truck overturned. Unchained Melody, Cherry Pink, and Blueberry Hill were tops on Radio Luxemburg. One of the best 6 months of my life